Mission Statement for the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee (DEIC)
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee at Friday Harbor Labs is a group of faculty, staff, students, and researchers dedicated to the continuous pursuit of a more inclusive and equitable community. As a committee we believe that the foundation of academic and professional excellence lies in our collective experiences and differences. To move forward we must first recognize our own involvement in the historical and systematic exclusion of under represented groups and be mindful of our own latent prejudices. Our overall goals include increasing access to our research facilities, raising funds to decrease barriers of entry in marine science, and building relationships with the surrounding indigenous nations. We pledge to continue developing a more inclusive, equitable and just culture that will lead to greater academic success and a strong community that we can all be proud of.
How We Formed
In February of 2020 we recognized a need to be more active in building an inclusive, equitable and just environment at FHL. Members within our own community came forward with a plan to establish our first formal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Through reaching out to students, staff, and faculty, we formed a group that is representative of the different types of scientists who visit and work at the labs.
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Who We Are
Karly Cohen (she/her): Chair of DEIC, Graduate Student Representative, PhD candidate in the Biology Department. email@example.com
Abigail Ames (she/they): Graduate Student Representative, Masters Student in the School of Marine Environmental Affairs
Rachel Anderson (she/her): Advancement Representative, Associate Director for Advancement
Kayla Hall (she/her): Graduate Student Representative, PhD Candidate in the Biology Department